Therapeutic Recreation

Carissa Ronish is Our New Therapeutic Recreation Administrator—Welcome Aboard!

About Us | 0 comments | by Harrison Edwards

The Nathaniel Witherell is widely recognized for our excellent therapeutic recreation program. We offer fitness classes, art and music therapy, pet therapy, events and celebrations, and spiritual services (sometimes all in one week!). We believe that therapeutic recreation is a crucial service, proven to enhance emotional and physical well-being. So, we’re thrilled to announce the…

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Cockatiels, Church, and More: The Important Role of Therapeutic Recreation

Healthy Aging | 0 comments | by Harrison Edwards

Bingo and bridge, live musical performances and plays, puzzle making and handcrafts—activities that may seem to be nothing more than pleasant hobbies in senior living actually serve an important function. Robust recreation programs are an important tool to promote the health and well being of elderly residents. Studies have shown that stimulating the brain helps…

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Carnegie Hall-Caliber Performances Are Coming to the Witherell

Music Therapy | 0 comments | by supermaster

Everyone knows the line about how to get to Carnegie Hall, but on Sept. 27, Witherell residents won’t have to worry about that old joke. They can enjoy a world-class performance right here in our very own auditorium. Even though we are far from the famed Midtown Manhattan concert hall, residents will be able to…

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July is a Big Month for Music at The Nathaniel Witherell

Music Therapy | 0 comments | by supermaster

One look at the special events featured in The Nathaniel Witherell’s July recreation calendar and you can tell our halls are alive with the sound of music—practically every day! Among the musical treats scheduled for Witherell residents is a piano concert by classical concert pianist David Sacks that takes place this Friday, July 15, at…

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Witherell Hosts Patriotic Pooches on Parade

Pet Therapy | 0 comments | by supermaster

Pooches on Parade took a patriotic twist when it was held over Memorial Day weekend on May 28. The ever-popular quarterly event attracted 14 four-legged friends and their human companions, who mingled with dozens of Witherell residents, family, staff, and volunteers in our spacious auditorium and adjoining solarium. Keeping with the theme, the rooms were decorated…

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